The first copy of the much anticipated children's history of Worcester, "Stories of Worcester", arrived at The Hive yesterday to the delight of staff and authors alike.
Pat Hughes (front left), co-author of 'Stories of Worcester' and WAAS staff Claire Haslam (r-l) and Julia Pincott (r-r) who have assisted with the process of publishing the book, with Pete Siddall (f-r) Managing Director of Tewkesbury Printing who delivered the first print of the book yesterday.
The beautifully illustrated book tells stories from different periods of Worcester's past seen through the eyes of children. Although fictional, the stories tell of real events, people or places based on archaeological and documentary evidence found within the Archive and Archaeology service.
There is everything you would expect to find in a children's story, but not necessarily what you expect to find in Worcester. Tales of friendship, rescue, espionage and siege abound brought to life by brave and spirited children.
The book also offers a background history for each period and suggests how families can discover more here at The Hive and around the city.
The book is to be launched at The Hive in the children's library at 11.00 on Saturday 28th June with a treasure hunt available from 09.30. Other activities such as story readings, making a Roman style mosaic tile or a railway signal box are planned for the day, with the opportunity to have your book signed by the authors at 11.30 or 14.30.
We hope to see you there!